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  FOX    FOX News Election Special    News/Business. Coverage of the  
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    November 6, 2012
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p.m. in the central time zone, and here is what we have. of the battleground states, the most important may be at this moment, the state of florida already 41% of precincts reporting because they do so automatically, and largely because -- there are two times in florida. the eastern time, we all know this from the 2000 election, the eastern time zone has been closed for an hour. the panhandle, which means fort walton beach, panama city, pensacola, all the counties around the panhandle had just closed, so their numbers are not yet in. the old saying about florida is the for the north you go, the father southern you get, which means the panhandle is republican territory. the southeast part of the status democratic territory. what decides florida is the interstate corridor that stretches from tampa to orlando and all the way to daytona beach and some small communities in between. that area there will decide florida. that area is in. the panhandle is just coming in.
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let's look at florida again. it is lopsided at the moment. you can see or you will be able to see in a moment that in a state of florida with 41% of precincts reported, there is a lopsided lead at the moment for barack obama -- lopsided by florida standards. at any rate, they will all come in item appeared florida is to close to call. pennsylvania just came in here you may know that the run a campaign make noises in the past few days about how pennsylvania may be in play. president clinton went as and obama surrogate to pennsylvania, made four stops including two in philadelphia. mitt romney went back today. in pennsylvania is in play, this is a very long night for barack obama, but is it? right now, it is too close to e a hampshire, 1% of the precincts reporting in stated in answer. one thing about new hampshire is it is a very small state. you cannot get a lot by winning the hampshire, unless, of course, you want to win the presidency. you think four electoral votes
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cannot decide this race? you are wrong. hampshire is a tossup state. it is a bellwether state, and it is to close to call. the state of ohio, as mentioned, to close to call. they closed 30 minutes ago. lopsided victory at the moment for barack obama, but with just 7% of precincts reporting, think nothing of that. the state of virginia still in play. we wbe watching that throughout the night. 12 percent of precincts reporting, and right now, mitt romney has a healthy lead in a state of virginia, but again, virginia is a number of different demographics within one, so whatever precincts reporting, we do not even know yet. to decide where va would go is way too early. north carolina is important for us tonight. north carolina has been close throughout the evening and still is. 23% of precincts reporting. at some point we will have a call here, but not now. the state of missouri also to close to call, closing in just the last few minutes. a state of missouri to close to
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call in the early going, and the state of tennessee, the volunteer state with less than 1% of precincts reporting -- again, it looks lopsided. it is not. a number of other states just close. new jersey, oklahoma -- new jersey will be interesting throughout the night. electoral votes there. states that have closed where we made calls, which were absolutely expected. look at the red zone in dixie down there appear in mississippi, alabama, georgia, south carolina. we called south carna and little while ago. mississippi and alabama solidly red. oklahoma as well. if you look of the eastern seaboard, no surprises there. president obama right now with a 78 electoral votes. governor romney with 71 electoral votes. now florida has closed. as you know, we have been getting exit polls throughout
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the evening. they give us an idea about how people thinking today. what are you learning? >> what we're going to look at now is our national exit poll that checks the mood of the country. voters believe that president obamacare is -- obama cares, quot4e, about people like them. 43% say they do believe he favors the middle class. he has talked about growing the economy from the middle class out, so this seems seem to have resonated. let's look at how both these candidates, weather or not they are trusted handling an international crisis. this may be the only area where an number of recent events fall in, including what has unfolded in benghazi, and you see that president obama, 56% say they do trust him to handle an international crisis. 43% say they do not. let's check that measure would
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romney voters tonight. you will see that he is also trusted as someone who can handle an international crisis by 51%. 45% say they do not trust him in that regard. voters say they want a candidate with a vision for the future -- this has been a very strong on the theme for the last few weeks. that seems to have at home as well. president obama's garrett reid scoring high with people who say they share -- he shares their values. a lot of these places still too close to call. it looks like it will be a long night. >> it does. >> that is the theme of the vening. we will go back to market throughout the evening. florida just close. i mentioned that section from tampa bay up through orlando all the way to tampa beach. kissimmee there in the middle. you are all very important to
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these candidates, and that is why you have seen so much of them. i'm surprised they did not have to pay taxes in state of florida. oh, wait, that is not how it works. steve, how's it looking? >> we are getting drips and drabs of information, mainly about the early voters. 4.5 million people voted early here that is the 40% mark. and information now being released shows a four-point edge for president obama. we're expected to get more information in the next few minutes, but keep in mind that even though the polls are closed, people are still voting even in this eastern counties. if you were in - 7 o'clock, you are still allowed to vote. at 7:00 p.m. in many of those counties, hundreds of people were in line. we have heard a lot of complaints about the lines. in early voting, things did go a lot smoother, but still in some areas, there was a six-hour line to it, so many people extremely
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determined, still casting their votes in florida, even though the polls are officially closed. if you are in line at 7:00, you are still allowed to vote. one area to keep your eye on is this eye-for corridor. two counties show leads for president obama, both in orange county, which includes orlando, and right here, hillsborough county, which includes tampa. this county seen as a key bellwether. it has gone with every winner of a presidential election except one since 1960. a really bitter fight county in a bitter fight territory in a key swing state. >> steve in tampa, watching over florida. very important point was just made there. remember, prior to today in early voting in the state of florida, 41% of all votes cast were before today. and we already know the results of this, and barack obama won them by 4%. let's bring in our panel. the national campaign director
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from reagan/bush in 1984. campaign consultant and fox news contributor. democratic consultant, former adviser to senator john kerry, the associate editor and columnist for the hill newspaper. florida -- romney needs it. in fact, he pretty much has to have it, and he was leading in the early voting -- he was losing, trailing, in early voting. >> this guarantees an extremely close race. even the north part you talked about, the old congressional district comes in. as he is going to be a very, very tight race. this was a race that was by 250,000 votes last time. as it will be a couple thousand this time. >> "a couple thousand this time ." mitt romney has been winning in florida anywhere from four to most recently seven points. in polls that are widely respected and well-adjusted, from pollsters who understand florida like the back of their hand, suddenly, it is much closer. >> again, this is what we have
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been talking about. when you look at the obama approach of registering people that do not get into the polls, that makes a difference. it is not impossible for mitt romney to catch in florida, but it would be tough. even if obama loses florida, the fact that he penned romney down there until yesterday, a state he should have put away a long time ago -- >> romney should have put away. >> romney should have put away did not allow him to go other states to pick up other electoral votes. even if obama loses florida, it will have been worth it to pin money down. am i wonder about medicare, what that did. >> we have been watching the polls, and it shows that t has not had seniors running scared. we have seen rumbling in recent polls, but these last couple of hours and days, the poll did tighten. marion makes a point of it was a good investment on obama's part. irani has got to win florida. -- romney has got to win
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florida. >> there's no way these two states -- florida, virginia, which we knew would be tight, we knew would be contested -- if he loses, it makes them almost impossible. >> if we were watching for trends tonight, here's one of them. we know the obama campaign had made a decision and spent a lot of money and a lot of human resources on this. if you are mining for gold, there's a lot of big chunks of gold, and your party got them. those little bit chunks are too expensive to go that. the technology is too much. it costs too much money. it is not with it. now you have a lot more money than anybody has ever had. billions of dollars spent on this race. you have more manpower because your systems were put in place four years ago, so here's what it looks like this happen. president obama's campaign has tried to go in and find voters who know pollster would ever havee after, no campaign would ever be sure enough that it would be voting for them. they went down to the fringes of the sample and said, "we will take you to the poll taken by
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the thousands and tens of thousands, they had done it. the question was if it would pay off. would it tighten things enough? in florida, if it -- brought a spread down to a razor-thin margin, what has it done to ohio? has it slung it over to president obama? that was the hope, but the romney camp said that is not what was going to happen. "look at our enthusiasm. look at the turnout." our people are going to run a red light to get to the polling booth where your people are going to walk gingerly." we are not sure yet, but in florida, the trend seems to be toward gold mining, and the little bit chunks work. >> theuxthhethhe obama campaign had is to your point -- time and money. the decisions we used to have to make -- we did not have enough time to get those kinds of voters because it took some time on election day and so much money -- you had to go persuade likely voters. now, you have six weeks and all the money in the world
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you can spend a year trying to get these people and it pays off every single time. >> this is the ultimate media state, a state like where i grew up here in more money spent in that state than ever before in a presidential campaign. people said you could not organize it. obviously, i think they have organized it. >> what we waiting for? virginia, ohio, north carolina, florida -- to close to call. maybe soon. we'll be right back. [ man ] hello!!!! hello!!!! [ all ] ohh! that is crazy! are you kidding me? let me see! oh!
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♪ ♪ [ girl ] hey! [ both laugh ] ♪ >> 15 minutes past the hour. we made the big calls for states that were up for questions at the top of the hour here let me show you some the closed at 7:00 central time, and a glut eastern, and where they've gone. the state of new jersey with all their problems and so many days ahead, still fox news projects clearly new jersey this democrat. massachusetts -- here is a shocker -- massachusetts, a democrat. illinois goes to the democrats.
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illinois and its votes with less than 1% of the precincts reporting. connecticut those democrat. the state of rhode island goes democrat. alabama, as we sweep through dixie, republican. the state of mississippi goes to mitt romney. the state of oklahoma goes to mitt romney. the state of georgia goes to mitt romney. the state of south carol coast to mitt romney. all those calls made. now the electoral college map and the votes as we have them -- the electoral college votes mitt romney gets 82, barack obama 78, and we're just getting started on a tuesday night from new york. let's go to boston, why don't we? actually, tennessee, president, we just made a call now. this is a fox news alert. tennessee for the president goes to mitt romney. not a huge surprise to hear at all. mitt romney has been leading in the polls there. volunteer state just did not ve caught in the precincts reporting. now, 13% in. fox news projects mitt romney
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has won the state of tennessee. back to the electoral votes map, you'll see that it is pretty close. mitt romney with 82. president obama with 78. 270 needed by the end of the night. where do we stand right now? let's get the democratic perspective and go to boston. good evening. how're you? >> good evening. great to be with you tonight. >> something you are probably liking, of the state of florida, where you won by 4% in early voting. what does that tell you about the rest of the night? >> i think we're going to have a great night. florida turning out in a heavily republican areas. we feel very good about the turn out there. if you look at -- at the panhandle, it is through the roof. our data shows florida was trending heavily governor
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romney's way, and we feel very good about florida. >> i will wait until the national anthem is over because i think talking over it is not something we ought to do. i'll go back to the panel now. we will get back to ed gillespie in an impressive and florida. >> what is interesting is fox news has projected senator bill nelson, the incumbent, democrat is going to win that race. they are hoping for some ticket splitting at this point. senator nelson, who was safe in the polls -- >> he was very safe in the polls. >> is going to hold on. that is a question of people coming in and splitting that ticket. >> there is a history in that state of some ticket splitting. ed gillespie one of the great prose, one of the great party chairman for us, knows that state well. we will have to wait and see, but my sense is 4% is a lot to overcome. >> it is.
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it got a state like florida, what does that say about some of the other states that mitt romney absolutely needs? i am looking at new hampshire. it makes a big difference. the venture is a state that the obama people think they have put away. they think florida, after ohio, is one of their best shots. it tells a lot. >> republicans went to a lot of links to try to get florida. there are constitutional amendments on the thing. it has taken some people as long as an hour just to read the ballot. a lot of observers suggested that was an effort to slow things down. ed gillespie is back with us, senior advisor for the romney campaign. tested not feel like we ought to talk over that. how about you? >> no, thank you. i appreciate you letting me put my hand over my heart. it was a beautiful edition. i am sorry your viewers did not get to hear it. >> i want to go back to florida. in this 4% drilling in voting.
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ed seems to think that is not a good sign for the night. a 7% when, and this time, 4% deficit in the state of florida in early voting with 40% of it all i appeared not saying you cannot win florida -- you certainly can, but tis a mound to climb, isn't it? >> we definitely can win florida appeared first of all, there is a different approach that democrats take in terms of early voting than we do. a bank high propensity voters, and would turn out high propensity voters on election day and get early votes low propensity voters in the bank. so we feel very good about florida tonight, and when you look at where the areas of turnout are, very very high, they are eyeing count is that john mccain carried in 2008, and if you look at the panhandle, waing on there, we feel very good about florida right now. >> one of the things that we have been watching is this balance between enthusiasm and turnout, which has been,
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frankly, a credible -- incredible in the last few days for the romney camp here we have been seeing the kind of enthusiasm that our producers and correspondents have not seen before, versus this well- established ground game, and i guess it may come down to that. >> we have seen incredible intensity. it looked in the latest polling data, is generally 5% to 8% advantage in intensity. ople say republicans have a 5% to 7% advantage. the democrats ground game -- the talk about it all the time, but if you look at the polls and ask if they've been contacted by one of the campaigns, we are even with the mind that as well. our ground game has been great. we have volunteers coming neighborhoods, knocking on doors, making phone calls. we've had incredible voter contact program here, and most important is the fact that governor romney has had a message about getting this economy moving again, creating 12 million new jobs, unleashing domestic energy, turning things
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around, helping lift out of poverty those who have fallen into poverty, the 15 million more on food stamps, so we closed on a strong, positive plan to grow the middle class, and the president, frankly, has not come talking about voting for revenge, talking about small things. governor romney has been talking about big things. we feel very confident that we will have here in this ballroom the next president of the united states. >> ed rollins with a question about the state of virginia. >> i am pleased to hear you know where the florida vote is coming your getting them out there, make my easy but your home state of virginia also in a real battle, and no one knows it better than you. what your thoughts? >> i am excited about the turnout in roanoke and out in the southwest, a country where president obama's policies have been devastating. i am also excited about what a seeing eye chesapeake and virginia beach. northern virginia turnout is high. northern virginia is a swing part of the state. governor macdonald carey it heavily. president obamacare it in that in -- president obama carried it
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in 2008. i believe we will carry my home state of virginia tonight. >> thanks very much. ed gillespie live with us. i just read that private jets are streaming in, and they are shooting them in to logan airport, lots of donors coming in from all over the country planning for a big night. >> we got a lot of folks coming in. it is going to be a rocking party. as you can tell, it has already started. >> great to see you. thanks so much. a lot to do, and in a momen some of our viewers are going to go away for local stations to update them. these trends you are seeing on the national level can trickle- down to your local as well. your local anchors and correspondents will bring a that as well. we will be back with more calls at the bottom of the hour. glad to have you with us.
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shepard smith. stunningly, fox is can make a projection, and the solid south -- a new projects in these days, but arkansas has gone republican. the only state to close at 8:00 eastern, 7:30 central. six electoral votes to mitt romney, the republican. here are the ones we're still watching, still to close to call. florida now with 24% of all precincts reporting. mitt romney with a healthy lead, but again, do not be deceived. florida is neck-and-neck. this is virginia now. virginia with 56 to 42 for mitt romney. too close to call. the next state on the list, as w're working through them tonight, is the state of ohio. ohio with 20% of precincts reporting, still too close to call. next on the list is the state of florida. florida now 56% of all precincts reporting, but in florida, it is still too close for the fox news
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decision team. next status pennsylvania, astoundingly still fewer than 1% of recent reporting, 888 we a a long from calling the state of pennsylvania. the venture and its four electoral votes, 5% of preci reporting. hampshire still too close to call. in the state of north carolina, almost half of all precincts are in. more than 2 million votes are counted for, but it is still too close to call in the state of north carolina. the state of missouri, less than 1% of precincts reporting. mitt romney with a lead there, but it does not mean much, not in the early going. we did not henoughata, and it still too close to call. here's the big picture -- mitt romney with 88 elelectoral vote. president obama with 78. 270 needed to win, and we are just getting started. many of you have been away with your local coverage, and some of you are just back with us. we've been speaking with our panel. among those, ed rollins, a
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republican consultant who has worked in number of campaigns. mary ann marsh, a democratic consultant, less volatile number of campaigns herself, and amy stoddard, consultant for "the hill" newspaper in washington. we are seeing struggles in florida and struggles in virginia, and we have been talking about that here while you have been away in local coverage. for republicans, it does not bode well. >> it still too early to waive any white flags. the critical thing is $90.4 million each campaign would have gotten from public financing. they have had all the money they needed to win the state's. >> it is amazing when you think about what they're running in florida, but we're looking at all told, $6 billion in probably in the final estimates. i do not know how the night will
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turn out, but we went into it in historic high. after all that money spent, it is quite amazing. >> in virginia, we are still waiting for the counties of and around washington, once were demographics have changed, where the president is widely believed to need to win by a good bit, whereas if mitt romney gets close, it is a good sign in virginia, but we do not know yet. >> from everything and hearing, it may be some time before we know that. if you are in line, you get to vote. the obama campaign put out a text asking for volunteers to help keep people in line. it tells you a lot about what is going on in virginia. >> new hampshire, only four electoral votes. often, the folks in massachusetts come over to new hampshire to run campaigning for both sides, but they had a huge senate race in massachusetts this year, and we'll get to that in a little bit. new hampshire has just sort of floated out there in the ether. new hampshire i'd like to be
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courted, and i don't know -- may be they did not get as much of it this year -- new hampshirites like to be courted, and may be they did not get as much of it this year as they would have liked. >> in a sense, they have seen more visits than a lot of other states, but at the same time, you are absolutely right. they need a lot of attention, and this is one of the places where we had a chance to talk to some of the folks over a pint or dinner. you know what they're talking about today? the long lines. big voter turnout. that was expected. the secretary of state believe that was going to happen, and it did come to pass. he's estimating about 722,000 peopleld be voting in the state of new hampshire. we are still waiting for polemist to coming in, but it looks like there was a big turnout. we saw long lines today. one of the polling locations, there was a line that went all the way back to the end of the gym, up some stairs, back out onto the street.
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we had a chance to talk to voters on both sides of the issue, and it is hard to read the tea leaves. there's no early voting in the state. you can vote by absentee if you want, but it is tough to say who will pull things out when things are this close. >> new hampshire, women. >> could have a woman governor, two women members of congress, already two women in the senate. >> all right, a lot of things still in the mix. florida in the mix. virginia, ohio, new hampshire, pennsylvania. much to be learned yet tonight. we are seeing some trends, and we will get to those. let's show you some election boards of what we have already learned. we will get into what we are waiting to learn. it is election night inmerica, and you are on the fox broadcast network. nice to have you with us.
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>> 21 minutes before 9:00 on the east coast of the united states, and here is the electoral vote s fox news projects. governor romney of massachusetts, republican candidate with 88 electoral votes. president obama with 78 electoral votes, on route to 270. that is with the winner needs tonight. we are still waiting for some bellwether states to come through. virginia was one of them. we still have no call in the state of virginia for presidency. it closed at 7:00 eastern time, but the presidential race far from the only contest we have been watching closely. republican house majority leader, congressman eric cantor, also running tonight, and foxes projects he is the winner. fox news has called this race with 37% of all precincts reporting. he has a 59% edge over his democratic opponent. fox news projects congressman cantor has won.
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good to see you tonight. congratulations on the wind. when you look at virginia and the trends there and florida and the trends there, what is your thinking? >> thank you. listen, i know today we had lines that started even before the polls opened. my district is a congressional district that has waited around the suburbs of richmond. it has always been a republican stronghold. it has consistently performed at the level you are seeing in my race tonight. looking for a big win for us here in virginia. hearing a lot of things right now, but very excited about the win we just posted. >> congratulations on that. one of the things we have been watching and, i think, the nation has is this balance between the enthusiasm we have certainly witnessed and the "get out the vote" machine that is vaunted and much celebrated on the part of the democrats. florida is closer than many
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republican observers thought it would be. virginia is as well. i just wonder if you think it will come down to that. >> it is. it will come down to the turnout. we have always known that. as you suggest, our enthusiasm among republican voters that came out today is reflective of the fact that we've got a lot of momentum in virginia. again, we are hoping for a great night. >> when we look up to the west, we've got ohio coming down the road.ad.ro eeve watching a number of areas there, specifically along the southern part ofo where the tea party has a real stronghold. you were hoping for big numbers. ohio may be a long night, and it could be a recount, but i wonder if you could give the people of ohio a sense for how important they are and what your thinking is going forward. >> there's no question the people of ohio are extremely impot, right in the
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epicenter of it all tonight. i know that there are parts of that state that we live -- rely very heavily on the coal industry, an industry being threatened by the policies of this president and his administration, and i know they are extremely motivated to come out to vote today. encourage them, thank them. we have in our state as well in southwest virginia, an industry that is very nervous right now in terms of the outcome of the election tonight. there are a lot of jobs on the line, and as we know, this election is very much about how we return this economy to a prosperous past, how we can get people back to work. >> house majority leader eric cantor, who has won his congressional district again tonight. thank you. back to our panel now. the ones we have been talking with for the last hour. we want to bring in a fox news contributor, a former official with the state department, republican, obviously. >> obviously. >> obviously.
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well, the last names as a lot. >> i make my own decisions. >> i know you do. we are watching trends tonight. the expectation of the romney camp was they would be up much higher than this. we know the early voting, they came in - 4%. they were losing in early voting. in the last election cycle, senator mccain was winning by 7. >> if you look at early voting and look at what the obama campaign had to do in order to counter the margin we will have tonight, it is clear across the board they have not done it. also, you have seen in virginia, you have coal country where there have been lines around the block. we know for sure those are not obama of voters. in florida, a situation where you have not got a lot of the panhandle votes in, and you have massive lines. i would urge anyone who is in line to stay in line. we have a situation where this is a very close race, but i feel really good about what we're seeing so far in terms of counties that have not reported and the extent that we know you have a lot of republicans in
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line waiting to vote. >> we had some of the biggest crowds and some of the most enthusiastic crowds we've seen for governor romney at the end, and the thinking was there had been a turn out surge in mian, wisconsin, ohio. >> you have seen in ohio, for example -- that i think is 17% higher in counties that mccain carried in 2008 and counties that obama carried. a big difference there. >> thank you. we'll be right back. ♪
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>> 15 minutes to 9:00 on the east coast, and more polls will be closing men. we will have more decisions from the fox news decision desk. first, senate races we are watching, and the polls are closed in these areas. this is the indiana senate race. richard mourdock, a name that has stirred some controversy, we have been watching this closely. he is trailing slightly to the democrat, but only 48% of precincts reporting, and it is
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still too close to call. the state of virginia as well as one we have watched closely. close one with the republican. there is an independent candidate here as well with the thinking was might get some numbers, but you can see apparently not playing much of a part. 31% of the votes are in, and so far, republican george allen with a slight lead, another name you might remember well. in the missouri senate race, clare macassar go and -- claire mccaskill and todd akin -- akin trailing. this is the one democrats did not seek to win anyway, and suddenly, they got a gift in their han still to close to call their, as it is in the state of massachusetts where they have pumped millions of dollars into the senate race. scott brown, the incumbent, the republican who won with his truck for last time around. elizabeth warren has come in with a lot of money and some enthusiasm, may be riding the coattails of a democratic
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presidential candidate who has won in the state of massachusetts tonight. elizabeth warren leading, but with only 5% of precincts reporting, it is to close to call. joining us from chicago, president obama's senior campaign adviser, robert gibbs. nice to see you. i am looking at florida. in the early voting, your winning by 4%, were last time, you were trailing by 6. the state of virginia is still a struggle. ohio still in play. how are you feeling in chicago? >> we feel great so far. i will say this about florida -- we did great in early voting. understand we had a lot fewer days of early voting this time. folks that might have been able to go to the polls and too early voting will end up being the ones that are standing in line right now. i want to say this -- let the record clearly reflect that liz cheney agree on this -- stay in line. if you have a friend in line to
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vote, go take them dinner and some water. make sure your voice is heard. >> i am wondering and our panel was wondering if when we look back on this night if it will not be the mining for the flakes of gold that might have done this, getting into the small areas with voters not a lot of people knew and your ground game has brought a lot people to the precincts that might not have been found in previous elections. >> we have always thought a big turnout a good thing for us. i will say this -- if you had told me six months or six days ago that this would come down to who got their vote out on the ground in some of these important battleground states, i would be pretty happy, and i feel great about where we are right now. >> robert gibbs from chicago, one of the president's main man, watching the numbers come in for us. see you later tonight, and thank you. we were talking earlier about this massachusetts senate race. it is close. >> yes, it is.
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$80 million spent and no outside pac money. massachusetts has a terrible history of electing women. ever elected a woman to united states senate, never elected a woman governor. only had four women in congress, even though we've been around forever. tough, but i think she pulls it out. >> it is not over there, but scott brown having a tough time. >> i think he is a tremendous candidate. he upset the establishment last time, and he might be there until the bitter end. >> the virginia senateace an interesting one asl. >> yes, both former governors, which really has made it a fascinating race. of course, they both are controversial figures. the head of the dnc, defended the stimulus program heartily. he has had a steady, a tiny lead over george allen throughout, but it would depend what happens with the presidential race. >> missouri and mccaskill is one
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we have been watching from the beginning. >> the establishment of the republican party walked away from our candidate t. >> why was that? >> she made a mistake trying to put abortion and rape in the same conversation, which was not a smart thing to do. at the end of the day, i think he may -- became a better candidate. it is a race he could have won, and i would not give up on it yet. >> i think bob casey did not expect to have a run for his money, but it looks like he may well be. obviously, we are going to pick up nebraska. >> pennsylvania race in for the presidency that is still very much undecided. some of you will go way for local coverage. we will be right back after that.
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just r of states have closed and here is the latest from the "fox news" decision team. beginning with the state of colorado, it's 9:00 eastern. the polls have just closed. it is too close to call in the state of colorado. wisconsin just closed as well. wisconsin a very important state tonight. it's a bell weather and a toss-up state. wisconsin with 10 electoral votes and too close to call. here is one we can call in michigan the polls have just closed in michigan. this is an important state for us tonight. it's a bell weather and one that we've been watching and sure enough as projected though it was thought to be close, barack obama, the "fox news" decision desk projects all of its 16 electoral votes will go to president obama. and then the last one we're projecting at minnesota, the presidential race in the state of minnesota still too close to call as the polls have closed just in the last few minutes. now states where the polls have closed in the last couple of hours virginia one of the first
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to close, two hours ago now, 38% of all precincts are reporting. mitt romney with a lead but it is too close to call. ohio where many of the analysts prior to the day said ohio might decide the nation, ohio, the president -- part of the president's midwest firewall, ohio, the state that no republican has ever won or ever lost and then won the white house, ohio right now too close to call with 55 to 43 for the president at this moment. north carolina and it's 15 electoral votes up for grab. a lot of precincts are reporting. 61% since north carolina closed their polls at 7:30 eastern time. it is way too close to call in the state of north carolina and florida. 72% of all precincts are reporting. more than 6.2 million votes are already counted and fda is as close as it can be. fewer than 21,000 votes separating this in that massive
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state and florida with 72% of all precincts reporting is too close to call. pennsylvania has 20 electoral votes and i don't know what is going on in pennsylvania but they're having a hard time getting their numbers in tonight. pennsylvania closed the polls an hour ago now or a little bit more. all r than -- 1% of precincts reporting. barack obama with a lead over governor romney but still too close to call in pennsylvania. as it is in the state of new hampshire. 11% of all precincts now reporting. new hampshire closed the polls an hour ago but it is still too close to call in that battleground state. the last of the battleground states that have closed. missouri closed its polls at 7:00 eastern time. 1% of precincts reporting. the state of missouri is too the e to call and here is big board. electoral vote count. this is based on all of the states which "fox news" now projects. i didn't go through all of them at the 9:00 briefing just three
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minutes ago because the rest of these -- you see in that solid red swath were never up for question. it was well-known before tonight that this is how these states would go. the state of texas is a solid red as the state of new york is solid blue. so if you look at the electoral college map mitt romney 149, president obama 1927 and a long time to go before we sleep. colorado is won battleground state that is crucial according to the analysts. mountain rocky reporter is at the county clerk's office in denver. what is happening there tonight? >> well, things are actually just starting to get busy here again because all of the counting that will happen in denver county will happen here at the denver elections division. you see some of these people still sitting here still waiting to vote. this is a voting service center and folks who had problems with
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the ballots, they will have an opportunity to cast their ballot here. those will be considered provisional ballots. this is where we're hanging out. the area by the ballot counting room. this is my most favorite part of this process because we're watching from a window here inside the area where they're counting and using these machines here that are counting the ballots at 400 ballots per minute and beyond that area there is this quarantined area where they'll start tallying thement and we'll get results soon enough. it is too close to call. we're not surprised by that at all. the president has spent more time here. 13 visits over the past year s an any o president ha ever done because it's so critical. all the polling done in the past weeks and months has been within the statistical margin of error. it is going to be incredibly tight. we're expecting this to be a long night, shepard. >> a very important swing state.
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thanks. we're learning a lot more from the exit polls. a number of states just closed in the last few minutes. martha mccallum has been monitoring them all night long. stories to tell? >> let's take a look. we know that florida and pennsylvania remain very tight. let's see why pennsylvania -- florida we'll start with is so tight. check out some of these groups. independents who both sides have been trying to sway neck and neck 50 to 48%. let's look at the cuban american population in florida. marco rubio has been very supportive of governor romney in florida. tends to be a more conservative group and it's playing out in the exit polls as well. hispanics of non-cuban descent are going for obama. obama care. nearly half of the voters in the sunshine state say that they are against it. they think that it should be repealed.
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some or all. those who are in favor, of course, are supporting president obama. those who want it repealed prefer governor romney. now republicans have not won a presidential election in the state of pennsylvania since 1988. but they worked to make it d mitt tive this year an romney, his camp has really put it out there in the past several weeks and they think that pennsylvania is indeed at play. in play. there is a look at the independents in pennsylvania. 46-49 swaying towards governor romney according to these exit polls. back if 2008 obama won the independents with 58%. romney seems to be ahead in that regard right now as the president slips about 12% with the independents in pennsylvania. better news for the president there in pennsylvania would be that those folks who say the economy looks a little better, 40% say it is getting better. 27% say it's the same. 32% think the economy is getting worse in the state of pennsylvania as they headed into or out of -- out of the
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exit polls this evening in that state so we're waiting. we expect more calls in the coming minutes, maybe half an hour, maybe an hour shepard. we'll see. >> when we get something from florida and pennsylvania we may know a little something. ay know a little something something. >> let's get back to our panel. mike santoli. ann marsh and amy stoddard. like to go over the exit polls we just saw. the state of florida, president obama in independents by 2%. bring together what we've learned about florida so far. president obama won the early vote in florida by 4%. where four years ago he lost the early vote by 6%. now we know he is leading -- he is -- president obama is leading by independents in 2%. what do you see in florida?
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>> what we know now decent news for obama. you saw the healthcare overall poll results. it seems like the housing market is not in free fall anymore. florida is a place where that matters. >> interesting that he is leading with independents and more interesting he is competitive with cubans who been rically have republican voters. that says everything about why it's close. >> the changing cuban dynamic as well. some of the older down in south florida and the very difficult we're a toward castro generation past the float to different d they have thoughts in south florida younger cuban americans. >> yes, they do. it's an interesting effort by both parties to try to target latino voters. you have to go to different groups and talk about different ith gs and doing well w
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cubans in florida does not necessarily translate for mitt romney anywhere else in the country with most latino groups. >> long bad news for the republican party. if you have a cuban problem, too, that's a big problem. >> no doubt about it. i don't know that florida is necessarily the one that will be telling the story at the end of the night like we thought it was a few months ago. it definitely seems to me as if good news incrementally but i don't know if that's what we'll the end of the night. >> on the right-hand sign of the screen you're seeing the races we've called. the bug at the bottom right of the screen, you see it on the bottom right says 270 needed electoral votes. that's the one as we make decisions throughout the night. i go back to my chicken scratch over the last couple of days about things i thought were important. did they underestimate the -- was the polling wrong? rd this re building towa and we saw every state was coming together, was their model wrong? were they wrong about how many
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latinos and african-americans and young people would come out and vote? so far they weren't wrong at all. >> not if you're looking at polls about registered voters. exactly. the obama folks always felt the more this election looked like registered voters the better they would do. that seems to be holding by far. likely voters, favored romney not so much. >> we talked about an talked about p and a turn-out surge. in important states iowa, pennsylvania, michigan, ohio, wisconsin. the thinking by the romney camp they were going to get a bigger surge than anybody else had accounted for. >> the intensity had been on the romney side and the obama team know that. they will make up for the deficit in the ground operations. finding the new voters that weren't going to show up in polls and they got them. expected a less white electorate, the romney team expected more white electorate, more of a 2010 electorate than
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a 2008. and obama's camp really said we will make up ground with the ground game and it looks like seeing. what you're increased turn-out as robert gibbs was saying bodes well for obama. ike mitt o don't l romney hate obama. if the numbers are big in the lines that means they turned out for both parties. >> the thinking among the roromn cwaflida was theirs and they moved on with their modeling. virginia was the next state that i thought most important in the early closing. one of the questions about that was if barack obama is able to win virginia and we haven't yet called it, his path -- romney's path to the white house is more difficult. we've noticed a tilt to the left in the north with the changing demographic in virginia and right now it appears the models for virginia have held. >> exactly right. you've seen a lot of hispanic voters, latinos, asian americans, vietnamese, for
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instance. those are all obama votes. >> florida, virginia, pennsylvania, ohio, north carolina, and many other very important states are still in the mix. not to mention new hampshire and wisconsin. these are the ones that we said at the beginning of the night would decide it all. none of these has yet been decided. not by us or any other news organization in america. it's coming. stay with us. ♪ [ birds chirping ] are you sure you can fit in there? [ chuckles ] ♪
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possibilities in the state of pennsylvania. appened was the negative ads that the president had run across the nation against the romney camp, they didn't bother in the state of pennsylvania and thought it in the bag.eirs and in the last few days the polls tightened. the obama camp admitted it in the last day. there was a flurry of activity there. whether it was a head fake or not is another matter. president clinton spent the last day with four different stops in pennsylvania. two of them in the philadelphia area. they spent a lot of resources and a lot of money there. in the end pennsylvania was too much to overcome for the republicans and it goes to the democrats. pennsylvania for barack obama. we're still waiting on the rest of them. joining us now "fox news" sunday host chris wallace. karl rove deputy chief of staff to george w. bush and "fox news" contributor and joe trippi, a former campaign manager to howard dean.
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>> let's talk about pennsylvania. i can remember this four years ago. john mccain made a push there. is this a bridge too far for republicans? >> it broke my heart twice in 2000 and 2004. american crossroads was one. >> it was 1988, right? >> it was close in 2000 and 2004. we'll see what the final numbers are. i suspect he will do better in the southeastern part of the stat we'll see what the final margin is. >> the significance this was y if he or mitt romne didn't win ohio, he could win pennsylvania. actually pick up two or more electoral votes. didn't turn out. it makes ohio a must-win. and wisconsin. he has to now win one of those two states to have a path here. but i think this was -- if he had been able to open up pennsylvania, god bless him for
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trying. but i just didn't think it was going to happen. >> that's plan c. wisconsin and iowa, colorado, new hampshire and nevada were plan b. >> one of them is gone. let's talk about florida. because you guys have been numbers crunching like crazy. it's interesting to comparing them to what they were four years ago. what is your sense, karl? identified that miami-dade and broward counties and palm beach the democratic strongholds in the south. obamis doing better in those. he is doing a little less than big urban centers of the i4 corridor. tampa saint peter and orlando and less well in the urban counties in the i4 corridors and worse in the southwest corner of the state and up in the north. the real one is the panhandle where he is running further
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behind where he did four years ago. walton county got 26% of the vote. now 23.7% of the vote. romney is getting 3 1/2 points better than -- but this race right now is settled. million people having voted is 2000 votes apart. i think at the end of the day it's about-- >> let me bring in-- >> this has been going back and forth. the interesting thing is in the counties where obama is doing a s doing orse or romney i better it's about a two-point margin that romney seems to be growing. obama won the state by 2.8 points four years ago. quite sure. i think romney is definitely closing in and karl may be right about the panhandle putting him over. it will be very late in the ne ht before we find this o out. >> let me make it clear, folks, ews" is not a "fox n
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projection this is asking our space cowboys what they think. joe? >> i'm not prepared to make that call yet. just not prepared to do it. i think romney has an edge but i'm not going to do that. >> i'm a little more emphatic than that but i'm in the same place. i think it'slting there. one of the interesting things is there is only one county in the state that's not in. any vote. santa rosa county in the panhandle, a 35,000 vote margin for mccain last time around probably 40,000 boats. panhandle may rescue the republican candidate. >> we have a "fox news" alert and call to make. a big call to make. that is, as you can see, the republicans will retain control of the house of representatives. they had a big edge there was going to take a 25 vote pickup for the democrats to take the house. "fox news" is projecting they aren't ing the make the 25 seat pickup and the
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republicans, john boehner, eric cantor will retain control of the house. just suppose barack obama wins the presidency, we could be spending billions of dollars and have exactly the same balance of power in washington your thoughts about that big news, the house? not a surprise. everybody expected republicans to control the house. >> what may be a surprise is the small number of seats the republicans lose or the possibility of gaining one or two sets net. republicanve done quite well tonight. we saw this early on in the evening when they were -- one incumbent republican in indiana having a tough battle. and an open seat given up by joe donnelly. and then we're seeing a barn burner of a race in kentucky. not yet settled but one of the two remaining democrats in the house up for grabs. >> how do you explain the fact in the presidential level this is a 50/50 country but when it
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comes to the house and your local representative that it seems to be by a fairly decisive margin a republican? >> it tends to -- the house r to to stay a lot close what it was after reapportionment year. the party in power gets to write those -- draw those lines and the republicans did a great job. it's redistricting. it's a census year they were able to redraedtoratorict and tends to be an incumbent protection policy. >> you know, if this were at the end of the ten year period the districts get more competitive. the other thing i think is what's interesting first of all i think the democrats will pick up some seats tonight but in the senate it's way too early to call those seats. but it's definitely a lot of democrats think we'll hold the senate. you're right. we could get all the way through the billions of dollars spent and find out we're literally in the same place.
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ol the ocrats contr senate. republicans control the house. we'll see, and barack obama ends up in the white house. >> he says if he wins he and john boehner will be able to deal. >> the president was trying to paint a better picture. if he were to win reelection he would have a lot of work to do to repair his relationship or working ability with the house. he pulled the rug out from underneath too too many times. while we've been sitting speaking florida has gone back again. it is now a 5,000 lead for mitt romney. this thing is -- that race is tighter than a tick. >> i'm worried aboanging chads. >> we don't have to worry about that. the balance of the house retained by the republicans. another big state. another battleground closes in just a few minutes. hello, i'm jeff barnd.
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we will coottnue to track the &pelectionnresslts throughout the night. and remember, get them at fox baltimore dot c. ean? we've reached another big point and away we go. >> this is a "fox news" election alert. 9:30 on the east coast. 6:30 on the west coast and a number of battleground states
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close to play and too call. let's get them up right now beginning with the battleground state of virginia. a lot of time, a lot of money, a lot of emphasis in this state. lf of all precincts are now reporting. close to 1.8 -- 1.7 million votes have been counted and it is still too close to call in virginia. ohio, the primary state that the president was saying is part of his midwest firewall that republicans know they must win historically to be able to get to the white house. the state of ohio is too close to call. north carolina widely believed it might have been called by now but 73% of all precincts are now reporting and it is too close to call with fewer than 90,000 votes out of 3.3 million cast. the state of north carolina too close to call. florida, would you look at this. fewer than 1,000 votes separate the two candidates in the state of florida. 81% of all precincts are in.
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but some of the important precincts for republicans in the northwestern part of the state, santa rosa county, okalusa county. a lot of military presence and n the outhern voting tha rest of the state of florida still those are not in yet. that's too close to call. the state of new hampshire a lot of time spent there as well. only four electoral votes. 16% of precincts reporting. new hampshire is too close to call. colorado where they have a number of fascinating ballot initiatives on the vote, one of them has to do with legalizing marijuana for recreational use in the state of colorado. that may have brought out a lot of democrats. that we're told may have swayed the vote to some degree. it is too close to call but president obama with a close to 25,000 or so vote lead there but still a long way to go. the state of minnesota, still fewer than 1% of all precincts
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reporting. they haven't been closed that long just for the past 30 minutes. it is way too close to call in minnesota. missouri always a battleground state only 5% of all precincts reporting in missouri. their polls have been closed since 8:00. we'll wait a while longer before calling that. the electoral vote at this moment, would you look at that? as close as humanly possible. 153 for president obama and 153 for mitt romney. now a look at the national popular vote for the presidency. barack obama with 17.7 million votes. mitt romney with 18.4 million votes. again, that is very, very close. the state of indiana now an important race to call. the state of indiana the senate race there has been one that we've watched very closely and the we can report that in state of indiana the democrat has won in indiana. this is a "fox news" election alert.
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an important senate call. a gain for the democrats. joe donnelly has been in a very tight race with richard mourdoch. why does this matter so much? a turnover in the balance of power. this is a loss of a republican senator and a gain of a democratic senator as we work for who wins control of the senate coming up. to our panel. mary ann marsh and amy stoddard. ed rollins and mike santolli are all with us. this senate race is an impnt one and a lot of drama involved. explain it if you would, the drama. >> it seems all the drama had to do with abortion and rape hen they were tough senate races. this is one of them. indiana a tough state. romney wins the state but joe donnelly, the democrat, wins the senate race. there are a couple of these races tonight claire mccaskill is playing ynamic out. democrats winning seats that most people thought they would not. >> we'll be back with the panel
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in a second. carl cameron and cover nor romney's headquarters in washington the early signs for the obama campaign -- romney campaign no battleground states but it is far from over. >> they look to the ones still out there and too close to call and have great reason for optimism and confidence. however, the loss in pennsylvania, mr. obama's ability to keep that state in the blue column for a second term if he is reelected for his presidency is a bit of a setback and limits some of their options. the ro florida they expect to win. in north carolina they'll close and expect to take that state back. one that mr. obama won in 2008. the republicans have felt very strongly about ever since. virginia still out there. particularly watching le sterfield county a litt west of d.c. a state where republicans historically have to
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overperform and get lots of votes in that one county. right now mr. romney is here john ess than w mccain was in 2008. not a good sign in old dominion. in ohio the romney campaign is looking for a big turn-out in southern ohio from coal country in the east on the pennsylvania, west virginia side to hamilton county cincinnati on the western side. with a big turn-out they may be able to overcome what is a substantial democratic turn-out in the northern part of the state around toledo where the detroit bail-out politics played very heavy. they keep watching and waiting recognizing that florida, ohio and virginia as they go, perhaps so goes the country, shep. >> carl cameron, thanks very much. let's get to chicago now and ed a nry following the obam campaign. of the battleground states, three of them are called. pennsylvania, michigan, wisconsin. all for president obama. >> big hoops and hollers here
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in chicago. they've got the volunteers streaming in behind me starting to come in for what they hope to be a celebration later. the president not here. he is still at his private residence. he had a family dinner. wife, children, mother-in-law, etc. trying to fill up this time. everyone is waiting and wondering what is going to happen. they are feeling good here. i saw valerie jarrett a few minutes ago one of the president's advisors say they're feeling good. spoke to another advisor who told me privately their models are showing that they're outperforming in virginia, north carolina, florida and ohio in terms of their turn-out. they are still hopeful they can win those battlegrounds. meanwhile as you were talking, pennsylvania, michigan, the hail mary if mitt romney could have won and make up losses in other battlegrounds aren't materializing ght now. the obama camp feels very good right now. >> ed henry live for us. you talked about the turn-out
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model. winning the turn-out model in the state of florida. remember last time the democrats trailed florida in early voting by 6%. this time the democrats are winning in florida in early voting. so voting prior to today by 4%. climb. a tall hill to if they brought out more voters this time than last time florida is very much in play. it was widely believed to be a romney state. the romney camp had this on their board on their path to the white house. florida at this hour is still in play. let's look at the electoral count map before we take you to a quick commercial break. president obama and mitt romney are deadlocked at 153. a lot more states to close at the top of the hour. this is fox broadcast network's continuing coverage as you decide 2012. [ male announcer ] whether it's kevin's smartphone...
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>> 20 minutes before 10:00 on the east coast, 20 minutes before 7:00 on the west coast. i'm shepard smith in new york. this is the continuing coverage as you decide 2012. there were 11 battleground states that will decide this.
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three of them are called and here they are. pennsylvania and its 20 electoral votes go to barack obama. wisconsin and its 10 electoral votes go to barack obama. michigan and its 16 electoral votes to barack obama. now here are the battleground states which have closed but for which we do not yet have s.ca yovirginia fly by there. virginia too close to call. ohio and its 18 too close to call. north carolina and its 15 too close to call. the state of new hampshire and its 4 too close to call. colorado and its 9 electoral votes too close to call. minnesota and its 10 electoral votes too close to call. missouri and its 10 too close to call and florida with a whopping 29 electoral votes still close to call. back with our panel. mike santolli is with us on set tonight. ed rollins is also here. he was the national campaign
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director for the reagan-bush campaign in 1984. a "fox news" contributor. mary ann marsh is with us. a democratic advisor to john kerry and amy stoddard. state of florida 29 electoral votes. we've talked about the specifics of this state and why it's important and why tonight we're seeing surprises. d rollins, your thoughts on florida. >> we never thought how we could put it together without florida. >> get 270 electoral votes for mitt romney. >> you just can't. you don't want a replay of 2000. by less in that state than 1% you basically can do a recount automatically. you could have that long, drawn-out process again. not the same as we did in 2000 but if we don't win florida, virginia, ohio, north carolina we're not going to get there. we can still get there. >> amy, it seems what has happened in florida is that they have found voters that
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were untouchable before. our correspondent in florida was reporting that their turn-out model is higher than they had projected. they have -- the democrats have gotten more peoplethe polls than they thought they would. >> they had to work very hard ut you know, marco rubio won there in 2010. >> the republican senator. >> they were ready to embrace mitt romney. there was concern about medicare. democrats hoped it would hit hard with seniors but it turned out not to be. as we said all night in terms of the macro ground operation voters, ind new register them and get them in the car. that was their goal. they absolutely were in humility aware they could never match the enthusiasm from four years ago and knew how unpopular the president was and knew they had to find new votes. it's a numbers game. if you find the numbers, you
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win. >> what the republicans thought was their enthusiasm would own the day. >> you want to control your destiny and the fact that obama campaign had so many early votes to go in, they turned out voters today, too. when you look at that and i think the other thing is i4 may not be the place where you win elections in florida anymore. >> it may not be the answer. some of go away for local coverage. we'll be back for more calls in just a moment.
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>> the calling of a lot more states as polls will be closing from coast to coast. but first the battleground states that are still too close to call and that begins tonight with virginia. the polls closed two hours and 45 minutes ago. still about 60% of precincts reporting and it is too close to cin virginia. in the state of ohio with 18 electoral votes 42 percenters of all precincts reporting. we have a long way to go.
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it's too close to call in ohio. in north carolina tonight mitt romney does have a lead with close to 80% of all precincts reporting. this was widely believed to be a republican state. right now it's too close to call. it's a battleground and then there is florida. it has been oh close separated by a few thousand votes. right now by 19,000 votes. barack obama with the slimest of leads with 84% ofll precincts reporting across the sunshine state. it is too close to call in florida as it is in new hampshire. 18% of precincts there and new hampshire is too close to call. colorado with 49% of all precincts in. barack obama is leading by just about 45,000 votes and there it is too close to call. the state of minnesota with 10 electoral votes only 4% of precincts reporting. they haven't been closed for an hour. still too close to call. in the state of missouri which
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closed 1:49 12% of all precincts reporting and too close to call. here is the electoral votes. no change in the last 15 minutes or so. the president with 153. his challenger with 153. 270 the goal. 270 to get you the residents on pennsylvania avenue. the popular vote was widely expected to be close throughout the night. there was thinking one candidate could win the popular and the other win the electoral vote count. that's what the popular vote looks like tonight county by county across the united states and we have the numbers for you 17 million. they are north of i believe we have that board aybe not.t m at any rate the popular vote doesn't matter in the end game. electoral rs is the college. let's get back to the panel. there is the popular vote. 21 million for mitt romney, 21.5 and 20.8 million for barack obama. you can see the numbers are changing as we watch them. it is close as it can be with a
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difference of fewer than one votes.n popular our panel mike santolli and ed rollins and republican strategist and "fox news" contributor. mary ann marsh a democratic consultant and amy stoddard associated editor and columnist for "the hill" newspaper in washington florida, florida, florida. we worked out what we would talk about if this state goes goes way and this state that way. how do you get to 270 votes in the white house. part of the planning did not include the state of florida. it was widely believed, i think, frankly, by both campaigns that florida would go to governor romney. 29 electoral votes. w it's very much in play and as close as any state in the nation. amy stoddard, if you do not win florida what is your path to the white house if you are romney. >> i don't think there is a path unless he picks up
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minnesota and something unheard of. we're looking at a path that will require, virginia, ohio, florida and probably colorado. >> there is no florida. >> if he loses florida i don't know how he will make up the numbers. he would have to win -- it doesn't look ke he in in iowa or nevada. they look like obama states. that's a very steep path. he needs virginia, ohio, colorado and probably minnesota. everything left. i don't think iowa and nevada will be romney. >> it's drawing into an inside strait. the first card was the florida card. the assumption since 2000 was you have to win florida. california, new york are no longer in play. for republicans you have to win texas and florida to move forward. >> a call to make here. the state of massachusetts the senate race much talked about for months on end in massachusetts, the first woman his to win an office of t kind in the state of
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massachusetts and "fox news" projects it is a done deal. this is a gain for the democrats and a loss for the republicans. elizabeth warren has beaten scott brown knocks news state of for the massachusetts. a democratic strategist, how did this happen. >> there was no outside money and an $80 million race. she became a good candidate r time. she helped tremendously was helped by the convention in charlotte as many democrats were and the debates. scott brown hurt himself badly in the debates. he came off as someone they didn't recognize. angry and defensive. huge win for massachusetts. barnd.elloo i'm jeff barnn.
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